OPR torture memo report coming?

Is disbarment next?

So sez Isikoff.

Hilzoy sez: “Pass the popcorn.”

Disbarment? Sounds about right to me. I have some sympathy for the people who carried out the orders. For John Yoo, not so much.

I don’t think I agree with Brad DeLong that the Berkelely Faculty Senate should take action. Only the law professors – and not all of them – have the requisite professional chops. This is a problem, in the first instance, mostly for the Justice Department and the Pennsylvania Bar to handle. Should Yoo be authoritatively found to have committed professional misconduct, that will be the time to start the faculty discipline process.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com